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Osteoarthritis health centre

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Overview & facts

What is osteoarthritis? How do you know if you have it? Here you'll find answers about osteoarthritis, arthritis pain and more.

What is osteoarthritis?

What exactly is osteoarthritis? Who is at risk of getting it? Learn all about osteoarthritis here.

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about osteoarthritis.


Ageing and obesity are common causes of osteoarthritis (OA) development, but they're not the only ones. Learn more about what causes OA and see what an osteoarthritic joint looks like.

Are you at risk?

Learn about osteoarthritis risk factors.

Can cracking knuckles lead to joint problems? Get the facts and the fiction on knuckle cracking.

People with joint hypermobility have a slightly higher risk of developing osteoarthritis.  Read more.


While osteoarthritis grows more common with age, it is not an inevitable part of ageing. Find out more.

Learn how to avoid causing damage to your knees.

These dos and don'ts will help you prevent and manage your knee pain and give tips on when to seek medical advice.

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